As part of activities marking the the Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Emblem Appeal Week, Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr. Nasir Idris, Kauran Gwandu has laid wreath in honor of Nigerian fallen heroes at the Haliru Abdu Stadium, Birnin Kebbi this Monday.
At the occasion,Governor Nasir Idris earlier reviewed parade staged by the soldiers of the Nigerian Army,
One Battalion, Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi and released pigeons symbolising peace and freedom.
In his remarks, Governor Nasir Idris said his administration was considering the formation of a security outfit for the state which will involve ex servicemen.
The governor commended the ex service men for their courage and sacrifice to the nation in order to ensure peace in the country.
He also acknowledged the great role they played in various engagements outside Nigeria to bring peace to humanity and paid glowing tribute to those who were killed at the war front.
The governor recalled that already, his deputy, Senator Umar Abubakar Tafida has donated N20 million to the ex service men last week and directed the Secretary to the State Government to provide them with additional 100 bags of assorted grains.
In an emotionally laden voice, Governor Nasir Idris also donated N20 million to the widows of fallen heroes,100 bags of assorted grains and two cows to them.
Furthermore, officers and men of the 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi, will receive N20 million with similar amount going to Youth Corp members, NYSC in Kebbi state.
Comrade, Dr. Nasir Idris expressed deep sympathy with the widows of departed soldiers, saying, he shared their pain and sadness.
He mandated the SSG to look into promises made to the widows by previous administration but not fulfilled, and forward the file to him for necessary action.
The Chairperson of the Widows Association, 1 Battalion, Birnin Kebbi, Hajiya Asama’u Kanoma, amidst tears, solicited the assistance of the governor for the widows and their children to bring succour to families of fallen heroes.
Credit: YAHAYA SARKI,
Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity to Kebbi State Governor